Junior School children have been working hard all term
with Mrs Hammond and Mrs Ross on individual pieces of Art to decorate The Tree
Inspired by the artist Gustav Klimt's painting, The Tree
of Life, each child produced a creature that was then arranged around a gold
papier-mâché tree. The wonderfully colourful installation was positioned in the
entrance hall of the Mansion House and parents were encouraged to produce a
mini art creation of their own by colouring in a leaf luggage label and then
hanging it on the tree.
Each year group concentrated on a different area. For
example, Year 6 produced wood and metal fishes made in their Design and Technology
lessons, Year 5 produced wire and papier-mâché tropical birds, Year 4 produced
wet felt and wire and tissue paper flowers, Year 3 produced printed and clay
owls, Year 2 made papier-mâché chameleons, Year 1 painted stones to look like
ladybirds and Reception made 3D models of The Hungry Caterpillar.